The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will open the Bolshoi Ballet’s 2016-2017 season of high definition broadcast dance performances, live from Moscow to the Strand’s big screen, with “The Golden Age” Sunday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m.

The Bolshoi Ballet returns to cinemas with seven outstanding performances including the timeless story-ballet classics “The Nutcracker,” “The Sleeping Beauty” and “Swan Lake”; productions signature to the Bolshoi including “The Golden Age,” “The Bright Stream” and “A Hero of Our Time”; and an evening dedicated to modern choreography, “A Contemporary Evening.”

The story of “The Golden Age” is set in a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing. The Golden Age cabaret is the favorite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revelers; and it is there that the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita — a beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster.

A satire of Europe during the Roaring ‘20s, “The Golden Age” is an original, colorful and dazzling show with a jazzy score and music-­hall atmosphere. The performance features dynamic chase scenes, decadent cabaret numbers and a passionate love story with beautiful duets between Boris and Rita.

“The Golden Age” features music by Dmitri Shostakovich, choreography by Yuri Grigorovich and libretto by Grigorovich and Glikman. It runs about two hours and 20 minutes.

Tickets are $15, $10 for those younger than 19 and for college students with ID. Tickets are available at the box office or by calling 594-0070, ext. 3. For more information about all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or